Fairytales of Fashion

We have some delicious new fashion books here at the library – designer biographies written in the style of well-known fairytales, and lavishly illustrated by the designers themselves! Aesop’s fables have also been given the couture touch. Pull up a cosy chair and enjoy.

Syndetics book coverChristian Lacroix and the tale of Sleeping Beauty / Camilla Morton ; illustrated by Christian Lacroix.
“Spun magically from the threads of this much beloved fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroix, illustrated by Monsieur Lacroix himself. Full color.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverManolo Blahnik and the tale of the elves and the shoemaker / Camilla Morton ; illustrated by Manolo Blahnik.
“Second in a series (following Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty) originated by fashion writer Morton (How To Walk in High Heels) that invites famous designers to tell their stories through fractured fairy tales – Adapted from Global Books in Print.

Syndetics book coverDiane von Furstenberg and the tale of the Empress’s new clothes.
The third book in Camilla Morton’s unique Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir series, Diane von Frstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’s New Clothes wraps the life story of the iconic designer, international jetsetter, and one-time Andy Warhol muse around one of our most beloved and enduring once-upon-a-time’ fables. Royalty and fashion collide in this delightfully fresh take on the classic Emperor’s New Clothes tale written by London-based fashion writer Morton (American Vogue, The Wall Street Journal) and art directed exclusively by Diane von Frstenberg herself-as the iconic designer helps the story’s young Empress discover all the colors, shapes, and sizes of inspiration, in a grown-up fairytale that teaches women how to feel creative and empowered. – Adapted from Global Books in Print.

Syndetics book coverBirds of a feather shop together : Aesop’s fables for the fashionable set / Sandra Bark ; illustrated by Bil Donovan.
“No fashionista will be able to resist this witty collection of Aesop-inspired tales that rewrite morality for the stylish. Covering a range of beauty and fashion topics from head to toe – and including the original fables too – this charming volume gives important life lessons a couture twist. – Adapted from Global Books in Print.

However, if a fashion blog is more your thing, I suggest these books here. Both have been recently published by popular bloggers and are filled with tips and tricks to keep you looking your best.

Syndetics book coverCupcakes and cashmere : a guide for defining your style, reinventing your space, and entertaining with ease / Emily Schuman.
“Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life”– Provided by publisher.

Syndetics book coverThe sartorialist : closer / Scott Schuman.
After the enormous success of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman is back with a completely new collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention. His much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com, remains one of the most-read in the fashion world and continues to grow in popularity as Scott travels further and more widely. This book emcompasses the diverse style and visual attitude of people as far afield as Japan, Korea, London, Milan, New York, Paris, and beyond.
In The Sartorialist: Closer, Scott Schuman looks deeper and with great breadth at human style, and the way it is expressed across the world. Always reacting to an inspirational moment, the images in his new book continue to reflect Scott’s unique sensibility and vision. -Adapted from Global Books in Print.